Footscray Community Arts Radio


Footscray Community Arts Radio creates space for unpacking creativity and exchanging ideas. It's a place where the outlying artistic voices are shared and heard. Delve into discussions of practice, intention, challenges and triumphs and we develop a deeper understanding of locally-made art. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Footscray Community Arts Writes


In isolation, where do we find joy, solace and support? Writers from Melbourne’s west and beyond discuss life and work in a COVID context. Discover our literary initiative, Footscray Community Arts Writes. Footscray Community Arts Writes 2020 is curated by Bigoa Chuol.

Footscray Community Arts Music


Footscray Community Arts Music is an online program for showcasing exceptional talent from Melbourne’s western suburbs and beyond. The program focuses on distinctive voices and original sounds, shining a spotlight on emerging and established artists against a visually stunning, ambient set design. We're thrilled to deliver performances from the incredible Pookie, Tiana Khasi, Kee’ahn, and…

Online Workshops for Adults


Join local artists to learn about the creative process of their work and gain insightful tips on tapping into your creativity. These free online workshops are presented as part of Victoria Together, a dedicated platform for connecting Victorians to our state’s best digital experiences and activities.

Online Workshops for Kids


Join local artists to learn about their creative process, and gain insightful tips on tapping into your creativity. This series of online workshops for kids are presented as part of Victoria Together, a dedicated platform for connecting Victorians to our state’s best digital experiences and activities.

Weaving Sustainable Culture

Rose Garden

Boon Wurrung artist Mitch Mahoney and Yorta Yorta artist Donna Blackall present Weaving Sustainable Culture, a sculpture exhibition inspired by the Kulin Nation waterway protectors, the Balayang (Fruit Bat) and the Waa (Crow). Culminating in the form of canoes and woven fishing nets, these eco-sculptures were built by over 200 community members during educational workshops with the…


Wrapped in Culture


In this international exchange, Indigenous artists and Elders present contemporary versions of the Australian-Aboriginal possum skin cloak and the North American-Aboriginal buffalo robe. The two distinct, yet similar artistic traditions are historically held for both sacred and practical purposes. Wrapped in Culture was developed in a three-week workshop at Ottawa Art Gallery in 2017. You…

Having a Disability


Esther Tuddenham’s poems explore narratives from her lived experience with themes of nostalgia, shyness and self-affirmation.  As part of building her solo spoken word practice, Esther produced a video featuring her poem Having a Disability. The performance is set in a stylised bedroom referencing Esther’s experiences of childhood - in collaboration with set designer, Jen Tran, and videographer, Jackie Dixon. 


Entrance Gallery

Through Citizen, FONI seeks to normalise the place of South Sudanese communities within Australian society. In developing Citizen,  FONI’s process involved inviting South Sudanese Australians to take part in conversations while being photographed for their portraits. Stories were shared about diasporic feelings of longing to belong, of achieving dreams, of racial issues, the generational disconnects, communication challenges, the…

Open Studio 2022

Big Fish Studio 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC

Open Studios is an ideal way of sustaining your art practice and connecting with a community of artists. Facilitated by professional artist Darien Pullen, this course is designed for budding and advanced artists and art students who are looking for the opportunity to expand their creative practice and artist network. You will get to work…